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-through in the entire city. people lined up for blocks and blocks to hand over their weapons in exchange for grocery gift cards. while there were many people who dropped off just one gun, perhaps something that had been in the family for years, there were many who brought in multiple weapons. the los angeles times reports police took out 22 pistols from the truck of one honda, that got the driver $1,000 in gift cards. the people had reasons beyond money for turning in those weapons. >> different shootings and things have been happening in the country over the last couple of weeks. i was really driven to bring this gun in today. >> to turn in some ammunition and guns that may be stolen from our house and you know someone may do something really bad with them. >> we'll find out later today the total number of weapons turned in, in los angeles. >>> take a look at these live pictures out of syracuse, new york, this is the same powerful storm that has been moving across the country, started in california over the weekend, dumping heavy snow all along the way and you name it, high winds, tornadoes, rain a
. reinventing michigan, let me just zero in on one city in your state, detroit, 18.9% unemployment which is absolutely deplorable for the people of detroit. what do you intend to do or what can you do? what can the state do to try to help the city? one city council men last night said as a quid pro quo she wants the president to bail them out. what do you plan to do about detroit? >> we are going to continue working with the city. we did a consent agreement with them earlier this year that called for a number of actions to happen because we do need better services for the citizens of detroit. they deserve it. and we need to achieve results. the problem is the mayor and the city council haven't been able to get on the same page. we are going through the process now of saying if they don't get it done, we are going to start a review, hopefully next week, that will go on for 30 days to say if it doesn't get done, there are other actions, including emergency managers that we should be considering for detroit. so i'm clearly encouraging the city and the mayor to get these issues on the table,
's blowing across the country, hitting big cities and stranding travelers just before christmas. it's friday, december 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> no end of the world just yet. >> not yet. >> we're rocking steady up here. it is friday, everybody. 12-21-21. good morning, i'm rob nelson. that storm is blasting a big area from chicago to boston this morning. the latest is coming up in a second. from accuweather the story of the week, in connecticut, that tragedy. and one week after the massacre, how the nation will pause today and remember the victims as the debate over gun violence continues to intensify around the country. another somber occasion in what's been an extraordinarily somber week. >> for me it doesn't even feel like a week. >> no. and you can imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk abou
city, as to what he has been able to do, that shows certain important numbers going down. he'll talk more about that when he comes on the show. >> understand what i'm -- >> i know. >> understand what i'm saying about mike. mike has been out front on this for a very long time. i'm just talking about willie's concern and the concern of all of us that some law abiding nra members are not going to be moved and swayed by what michael bloomberg says, whereas a guy like joe manchin that grew up in this culture, that understands this culture. >> yeah. >> will be able to say, hey, listen, here's the deal. they're not coming for our guns. i'll be the first to stand in the way of my door and not let the government come for my guns or your guns. but you know what, i don't have a 10 millimeter glock because when i take my kids and grandkids out deer hunting, i don't need a glock or a bushmaster to take them down or to protect my house more importantly. >>> coming up, we will talk to new york city mayor michael bloomberg and senator elect chris murphy and tom brokaw and eugene robinson. >>> first,
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others that remain wounded, paralyzed by guns. i see it on the front lines in my cities and other cities across america. the urgen sill is there. and now, hopefully, more people are seeing if you don't solve this problem, it's going to continue to pop up around our country. and this is the beauty of it in my opinion. this is almost the elegance of it. that the majority of americans, the majority of gun owners, the overall majority of members agree on sensible gun laws that will make a dramatic difference. 74% of nra members agree with most of us that if you have a criminal conviction, that criminals should not be able to buy guns. and even at higher levels, when you think about the reality, that if you are a suspected terrorist in america, you can go to the secondary gun market and buy a weapon and conduct the kind of terrorism we saw in mumbai which was done with automatic and semi-automatic weapons. this is the call of our country. to do what the overall majority thinks is right. one out of every two women murdered with a gun are murdered by an intimate, by someone that they know well.
into it that is affordable and affordable is different in all different cities. in tulsa, $124,000 is a great starter home. >> gretchen: looking in the inside. >> it is it a eating kitchen and mortage on this is $659 and very doable. >> gretchen: all of the guys on the crew are going wish i lived in tulsa. that house in new york i would be squared to actual. >> it would be million. >> gretchen: north carolina, $147,000. >> a wonderful home 1800 square feet that has big ceilings and high georgian sort of style and great sky lights and a large master and a great kitchen eat in and also the same thing, it would be $659 a month. very practical and great starter home. >> gretchen: sounds like some car payments. talking about columbus, ohio and shout out to my in-laws who are there. i will be there next week. >> this adorable house and great curb appeal. three bedrooms and two baths and completely redone . four fire places and new kitchen with granite countertops and here your mortage would be $672 a month. >> gretchen: i might look at that house i am there. columbus is a great place to live. >> brian: wonderfu
of us. look at this picture out of oklahoma city. at least 20 vehicles have been involved in an accident. freezing rain likely to blame for the pile-up according to the oklahoma highway patrol. i-40 west, shut down for at least two miles. winter storm have been issued in arkansas, oklahoma and parts of the south could see tornados. if you are heading to the airport, you're urged to call ahead to make sure your flight has not been cancelled or delayed. bonnie schneider joins us now. hopefully, bonnie, most people, well, most people are where they expected to be this christmas day. >> i hope so. because if they're traveling across the south, dangerous weather is erupting rights now. we have a tornado watch that's in effect until 1:00 p.m. central time for much of southern louisiana. this includes baton rouge, hammond, new orleans,i nickel-sized hail across texas. look at the frequent lightning hammering the dallas area right now. you're seeing that sweeping across mississippi and into jackson and this is a very dangerous situation for travel, not just in terms of damages areas where we're
of a subway train in new york city. the man was killed and a woman who was talking to herself pushed him on the tracks. his back was turned and they don't know if he knew the woman. they are looking for her. it will be harder for people to load up. employees in delaware and 3 m will no longer get to go outside for a quick moke break. north dakota dack also banned smoke nothing public places. >> kelly: there is a discussion of how to keep our kids safe in school. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. >> kelly: that statement stirred up a lot of controversy. but our next guest agrees and has a solution of his own. tom horn is the attorney general of his own. he proposes arming one educator per school. attorney general horn, how did you come up with the plan and why are you trying to implement it. >> i tried to come up with a golden mean between two extremes. one point is teachers come nothing the school with guns. i think th
from the winning team at a city council meeting and display the winner's flag for a day next movement the loser must also plant a tree in the winner's town. the last time they met was in 2000 when wisconsin won. >> that was bad. the 49ers have nine probowl picks this year. offensive players include gore, staley and patrick willis, alden smith, justin smith. eight others were selected as alternates. the raiders were shut out. nah. >>> the spartans will face bowling green in the military bowl today. san jose if they won would have their first 11 win season since 1940. kickoff is at noon our time. >> let's go out to tara who is watching san francisco for us right now. >> reporter: the great highway is shut down between lincoln and sloat. the wind always blows up the sand. we have had flooding issues over the past couple weeks. right now this is a look at golden gate bridge. you can see traffic is flowing nicely and along the east shore freeway. southbound or westbound traffic on the left hand side of the screen as you make your way to the toll plaza where we have no delays and 237, you
zero visibility. in utah, search and rescue teams were called to an avalanche near park city, but searchers say no one was trapped. >> one cancellation, two delays. missed one plane by three minutes. >> reporter: as holiday travel gets under way, more than a foot of snow is expected to blanket cities like des moines and green bay. >> a lot of unexpected wind and a lot of snow. but it's nice out here right now. >> reporter: up and down the west coast, it's cleanup time. wild wind storms took out huge trees from washington to southern california. garcon martinez was in this truck. he's lucky to be alive. >> i seen it was pretty windy and my truck was rattling a little bit. but i never expected a tree to fall on me. >> reporter: high winds knocked out power at the happiest place on earth, putting disneyland in the dark as the cold moved in. should we blame you for this? >> you're going to blame santa this close to christmas? where is my naughty list? >> reporter: the storm is now headed east, and places like chicago, which hasn't seen a significant snowstorm yet this season, is
the jobs. yesterday on the program, 24 hours ago. stewart varney talked about how the city of detroit looking to washington d.c. for a bailout. the city of dedroit only have thee million in the bank. they need a bailout or hand out toward the federal government because they overwhelmingly in wayne county voted for the president of the united states. sounds like they are heading for bankruptcy. >> brian: do you know what your elected officials are doing. passing a bill to ban the word lunatic. >> gretchen: people will not be able to watch and call us that. should we give billions of hard earned american dollars to egypt even though we can't pay our own bills? congressman bucan an said it is amoral. >> the pent depon is preparing for massive cuts. pentagon today is scaling back and became the triangle. ♪ ♪ are you ready for this? ♪ snot ♪ nouncer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's am
's wednesday, december 12th. look at that shot of new york city. >> wow. >> it's dark at 6:00 on the east coast. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set here in new york city, we have msnbc contributor, mike barnicle. >> in my ear, mika. >> no, he was at the white house. >> i don't understand. where's t.j.? >> he's off today. >> why's that? >> he was busy. he went to the white house. >> that's great. you know, alex went to the white house, too. >> and drove back himself. >> let me get this straight. so alex goes to the white house last night. >> mm-hmm. >> because, you know, right-wing bloggers, we actually -- that's how we get our talking points. they go down -- valerie and david axelrod together make a big pot roast for us. >> mm-hmm. >> and lots of gravy. and we sit around eating it. and i, of course, say okay, give me extra gravy. i'm good with it. >> right. >> best sweet tea i've ever had. >> there's a give and take. >> actually, it was a christmas party. go ahead and do your blog. you sure as hell didn't get mitt romney to like it. they're not attacking me. i wouldn't know. i don't read
in their field, redwood city and even 2 in. in san rafeal. and more, for tomorrow after midnight tonight. the satellite & righter, this system offshore is giving us a break but the satellite and--radar. as i mentioned, a bit of a break but the big impact will be steady and heavy rainfall. possible flooding, strong wind and a wind advisory. the wind speeds at 50 m.p.h. and even the chance for storms. the worst will be the late morning hours and a gradual improvement as we go for the afternoon. details, coming up. >> vicki: our team coverage continues with kron four's philippe djegal. he's in the easteets were still busy with shoppers despite the damp conditions. >> reporter: it has been a cold and damp night in walnut creek but that has not stopped people from coming out to do their shopping or inshore the evening with their friends, family. take a look. they are also enjoying their evening but it is a dark cloud coverage played out in downtown walnut creek. the streets were wet and people were walking up and down the sidewalk. at broadway plaza trying to find the best deal but they were
're looking at new york city right now where the weather is not nice. i believe the scientific term is foggy and nasty and gross. >> i kind of liked it this morning. i felt this burst of fresh air. >> you're strange. >>> 23 minutes after the hour. we're minding your business this morning. we could see a selloff in stocks today when markets open later today. futures are down sharply more than 1% for all three major indices. >> guess what's to blame? it's because of the impasse on the fiscal cliff talks in washington. >> and foggy, nasty, and gross is also the scientific term for what's going on in washington. that's probably what you're going to see on wall street this morning. i'm suspecting a triple-digit decline. world markets reacting to the fact that john boehner's plan b failed. you're not back at square one. they've laid the ground work for both positions. it's difficult here. we're at the end of the road. you've already seen basically fallout from fiscal cliff. let me tell you what you've seen. you've seen tax refunds, they will likely be delayed. payroll processors have already said
cities, 681 villages, and more than 1300 townships. ohio is called the mother of presidents. it is the home of eight great ohioans who have become president of these united states -- presidents william henry harrison, benjamin harrison, william mckinley, william howard taft, james abrams garfield, warren harding, ulysses s. grant, and rutherford hayes. it is my pleasure today to state that today ohio's electoral college members will cast their votes to elect president barack obama. the united states constitution, federal law, and ohio law all have called on this group of individuals who will organize themselves as the ohio elector college, according to the ohio revised code. it specifies the secretary of state shall convene the electoral college. so i will now pass the gavel back to the secretary of state, secretary jon husted. >> thank you, congresswoman- elect beatty. one of the traditions of democracy is the orderly transition of power, or in this case, the retention of it. this orderly transition of power, particularly as it relates to the power of the presidency, makes
, that is not the case. so, from upstate new york all the way down the spine of appalachians, chicago, the twin cities, denver. you can see all the mountains. if you are skiing, you are certainly in great luck. and really so much of the northern tier of the country, even diving down here into the southwest. white christmas is on tap for you. let me show you weatherwise what will happen. maybe you're traveling or you want to see what will move through the country weatherwise. there is a storm developing. if you're in san francisco, it has been a deluge of rain. as we toward tomorrow, watch san francisco once again get hit with rain. you can see that move through. it does move out by monday. monday, the west coast is dry. here's what we're really watching. this will be our christmas week storm more or less. area of low pressure will develop here in the gulf of mexico. we'll bring in moisture from the gulf. there develops that low. this is christmas. it may not be white, but it will be wet. perhaps in little rock and new orleans and birmingham and atlanta, down here into the deep south. if we can get eno
: the rebels have taken the fight to syria's biggest cities, battling assad's strong holds, his palace in damascus, while fighters have overrun one of the largest military bases outside the city of aleppo. american officials fear the likelihood of assad using chemical weapons is rising. they say they have proof they've been prepared. we went to meet a man who shares those fears. driving along a dark back country road near turkey's border with syria. he told us that until 2008, he was a chief of staff in the chemical weapons program. he said he worked on the defense side, in charge of preparing troops for dealing with attacks and safety equipment. what specific chemical weapons does the assad regime have? he said they have mustard gas, along with a highly toxic nerve agent, vx, sarin and tabun. the regime has started to fall and deteriorate, he argues. it's highly possible assad will start using chemical weapons to kill his own people. >> i think it's a last-ditch effort and one they don't want to use but are considering it. >> reporter: if the regime crumbles, the u.s. fears the weapon
the zoo. >> the owner of the a's is asking to stay in the city for another five-years. he sent a letter to the stadium authority asking to extend the team's lease which expires after next season. it acknowledges that the team is still looking for a new venue but hasn't found anything that they deem realistic. they have been waiting nearly four years to have baseball approve a move to san jose but the giants claim territorial rights. the mayor has pledged to work with the a's to get a fair lease extension. >> winter storms caution power outages and messy roads in the midwest. want to tell you about the work underway. >> and packer fans pitch in by digging in. the effort to get the field ready for tomorrow's game. >> the second in our series of storms is marching through the bay area. what you can expect for saturday coming up. . >>> you can hear that wind blowing, parts of ohio wake up in the dark after winds knocked out power. utility crews working to get the lights back on but some drivers had to navigate that evening drive in the dark. a light dusting of snow also fell overnight ad
than a distraction. >> reporter: new york city mayor michael bloomberg called the nra statement a shameful evasion of the crisis. the mayor wants what he calls reasonable restrictions. a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. and bloomberg has a cavalcade of stars demanding action. >> demand a plan. >> reporter: but the nra is making clear, that plan had better not infringe on the right of gun owners. for "good morning america," pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> battle lines are clearly drawn. we'll get more on that story, coming up in the broadcast. >>> let's get over to ron for the latest headlines. >> hey, there. good morning, everyone. three people have been arrested for the deadly explosion that devastated an indiana neighborhood last month. the homeowner and boyfriend. there was evidence that the gas lines were tampered with. >>> and a federal judge has given final approval to bp's settlement on the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. the oil giant has estimated it will take $7.8 billion to help out businesses and individuals affected by the oil spil
. if you are in new york city, schoolteachers and firemen make $100,000 a year and they are easily in households the approach the limit. it depends and where you live. among high-income people, there is a wide range of what people pay in taxes. if you're a lawyer in washington, i find them to be reasonable people who work long hours. you are probably paying 28%. if you are on wall street and you are well-connected if you have a capacity to have your income defined as investment as opposed to salary even though it is indeed salary income. if you are somebody like jamie dimon or warren buffet, you can get away with 14% tax. the real problem with upper individuals are not the people who pay the taxes we intend for the to pay, but all the people who get away without paying any taxes at all. those tax breaks and write offs are derived by the president and by democrats, but they never seem to get fixed. one reason is republicans do not want them fixed. and the other hand, the democrats get a lot of campaign contributions from wall street. that is a real problem on both sides of the aisle
, and that's not all she's saying. she'll join us live. f year agai. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at >>> right now in the newsroom, the opening bell rang at the stock exchange. stocks will close early, 1:00 eastern for the holiday. if you're wondering who's ringing the bell, these are the 12 festive dancers from the monte carlo. i wish they'd ring the bell every day, don't you? onto the news. >>> u.s. senator michael crapo is apologizing after being arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. the idaho republican was pulled over early sunday after running a red light in alexandria, virginia. his blood alcohol level at the time was .110. the le
they would pick. >> my person of the year is lawrence diprimo, the new york city policeman who bought a pair of shoes for a man with bare feet on a freezing cold day. he reminds us of how important random acts of kindness are. >> president obama, because we're facing some of the biggest challenges in his ability to unify the country or not. it's going to make all the difference in the world. >> the latino american will be the largest minority in this country by year 2020. you cannot win an election in this country anymore without the latino-american. >> the unemployed american worker. just about every single aspect of the president's domestic agenda will deal with unemployment and that group of unemployed voters. >> malala. you have this 15-year-old girl really right in the heart of darkness. as a beacon of light. >> my choice for person of the year is aung san suu kyi. >> curiosity, the mars rover, not just because we are distantly related. >> hillary clinton. she has worked extremely hard and effectively to maintain a sense of calmness and good will around the world. >> i am going to go wi
highways are very slow. the county and city work crews are out in force salting and plowing. and generally on the main thoroughfa thoroughfare, it is moving slowly. and as the conditions get worse as we see the heavy winds pick up, 35 to 45 miles an hour, start to dry out some of the moisture from the snow, you could end up with heavy icing conditions and the kind of conditions you're talking about where somebody could get stranded and possibly even have life threatened. so everybody in wisconsin, the national guard's playing a part, but we're certainly in partnership with the first responder communities and the state patrol, department of natural resources. >> oh, major general donald dunbar, thank you for talking with us and the best of luck with all of your efforts. if you're in wisconsin, if you go out in your car, put an emergency kit in your car. include a candle. it can save your life. a candle can warm your car and mean the difference between life and death. and i want to turn now to another very big story we've been following, it's the fallout over that scathing report on the atta
in a good part of the country. everybody needs to know. 65 degrees, kansas city. oklahoma, looking pretty good. kansas city, in the 40s. memphis, about 62. atlanta, 60 degrees. look at texas showing off in the 70s and 80s. this is in advance of the system that steps into the northwest and then sweeps across for days now, making it a mess in a good middle part of the country, also into the northeast as we get to the weekend. enjoy this moment because all that right there, is headed that way. >> i don't know. if i had to pick, maybe atlanta, all the way to orlando, 60 to 80 degrees today. >> that's pretty nice. >> taking care of the southeast, are you, sam? >> thank you, sam. >>> coming up on "good morning america," we'll have new details in the sandy hook investigation. now, adam lanza's babysitter describes what could have been wrong with him from a very young age. >>> then, a big shift in gears. we're going to tell you about the new star of the beckham family. 10-year-old romeo is the new face of a modeling campaign. >>> plus, what happens when two icons reunite? john travolta, olivia ne
will be announced this saturday in new york city. manzel is the favorite. >> the correct answer is johnny manzel will win the heisman trophy this year. that's all there is to it. >> bill: is he the freshman? >> he is going to win. >> bill: i'll take your word for it. i don't know any of them. i wouldn't know who to vote for. >> you don't get to vote. >> luckily, you don't get to vote. they will give it to the defensive player. collin klein had a very good year but nobody had a better season than johnny manzel. >> bill: i'll take your word for it. i'll tell you what, i have a vote on john boehner's baloney plan yesterday they threw out there on the table. i would love to get your take on it too at 1-866-55-press. my vote is no! my vote is laughing all the way. so, you know what was going on. so for the fiscal cliff negotiations so far it really is serious stuff because the last thing we can afford right now is another 2008 debacle where people lose their shirt because the federal government -- the politicians here membe
, brandon here who just found out his flight to salt lake city is canceled. you're trying to get home for the holidays. it doesn't look like that's going to happen, at least for a couple of days. >> yeah, they said it's a two-day wait in phoenix. >> reporter: the problem, of course, wolf, you lose the first flight and it's a backlog and then all of the flights the next days, those are all packed. he has to go to phoenix for a few days and then hoping to go to salt lake city to be with his family. his story is going to be replicated across the country over the next few hours. brandon is coming from georgia where he's serving there. he's on his leave. unfortunately, he's spending two days of his leave at o'hare. or at least phoenix. hopefully you will get home. >> i'm going to try. yeah. >> reporter: wolf, this is one case but this -- like i said, it's going to be replicated across the country today because of this vicious storm that is about to hit chicago. >> what do they expect? how many inches of snow are they bracing for? are. >> reporter: they are looking at four inches here in ch
: beautiful. it's called chamber of commerce weather for the city of cleveland. it's snowing sideways. the snow is coming in from lake erie and every once in a while we get one of these gusts that force me to turn my back to that wind because it puts the big fat snowflakes right in our faces, but this city says they are prepared for what has already been an already dangerous and deadly storm. the middle of the country is starting to dig out from a blustery snowstorm. in waterloo, iowa, shovels and snowplows are back in use after more than eight inches of snow fell. good news for many businesses after a lackluster season a year ago. >> been delivering a lot of snow blowers, a lot of equipment has been breaking. we have been fixing equipment for people to get snow removed. >> reporter: picturesque in wisconsin, good for building snowmen but a challenge for crews clearing snow. >> the snow is really wet. a lot of buildup on the front of the plows and very hard for the snow to scour off the plows. >> reporter: storm conditions have caused havoc on a lot of roadways and left thousands of r
to the republican line from new york city. caller:hi, i am a physician and worked in the time of son of sam and i treated one of his last victims. the destruction that a sudden killing like this is enormous. i think the mental health screening has to be more pori part of this. the fact that we cannot commit people showing extreme mental illness with several rights laws is a deeper issue than gun control. >host: how should vice president joe biden and the white house address this. mental illness is part of the debate and will be part of the solution. >> i think they really need to look at civil rights laws and be able to intervene more aggressively with mental health professionals when people show a consistent pattern of mental illness. i think you can travel through any city in america and see massive amounts of people who are not capable of taking care of themselves. as a society, we are not humanitarian when we leave them to defend themselves. >host: this argument is not new. it is highlighted in the extensive report in "the washington post." the chair of the senate judiciary committee, joe bid
much time in pennsylvania think of it as a -- a state of big cities and small towns but they may miss the -- the substantial agricultural economy that we have. agribusiness in our state is a $46.4 billion industry. 17.5% of pennsylvanians are employed in the so-called food and fiber system. and one of the questions we have to ask is: what does this all mean? well, i think it certainly means that at least we need a five-year farm bill, not -- not a short-term farm bill. we do too much of that around here on -- on other areas of public policy. we should do what we've always done in the senate long before i got here, passing five-year bills with regard to the farm bill. it does create economic opportunities in rural areas. it sustains the consumers and businesses that rely upon our rural economy. the senate-passed farm bill would reduce the deficit by approximately $23 billion through the elimination of some subsidies, the consolidation of programs, and -- and producing greater efficiencies in the delivery mechanisms in programs. now, we're having a big debate about the end of the year a
. host: -- that is just a portion of what is in the new york times this morning. next is mary in sun city, california. go ahead. we are listening. caller: i am in the rental business in california. i hear california is very big on welfare and section 8. i see there are so many programs where somebody gets to stay home and the government will pay a three-bedroom rent and they only pay $14 a month. they stay home for 10 years, 15 years, or whatever simply because they have children. being in the military, a lot of my friends, the parents work. but these people are not in the military and they get medical, they get food stamps, they get wic. there's never a change in the programs to motivate people to go to work. host: what would you like to see done? caller: i would like to see that the welfare and section 8 programs and these programs out there, that they tell the people you go to work and we will subsidize -- we will give you a small check to help you support your little family. a lot of these people on these programs are not married. they are single parents. my friends in the military ar
of central pennsylvania, even portions of the corridor, new york city and boston could see a couple of snow showers, no accumulation out here though so we're not really looking at any chances of a white christmas across the northeast, that storm is gone. out west we have a lot of storminess and continuing to linger out here, areas of rainfall, snowfall on tomorrow of the mountains, very dangerous travelling conditions not just for today, but even as we head into sunday and even into monday. so just a prolonged period of time that we'll deal with heavy snowfall and heavy rain and traffic delays unfortunately for many people, kelly trying to visit their t to wish you a ly, if i don't very merry christmas and jamie as well. >> kelly: we love maria, thank you. >> jamie: you, too. meanwhile, there have been hearings going on and now there's a major break in the case of four americans that were murdered in libya including our ambassador. why we're getting closer to finding out exactly what happened on september 11th. and why we can still be a long way from getting to the bottom of the deaths of a
once actually fried an egg in a very hot city i used to work in in local news. >> you can also bake cookies, you know, in your car. something like that. >> i love it. thanks, nick. we'll check back with you. >>> shifting gears now, president obama promising action on gun control and he's put vice president biden in charge of the response. but the nra has a very strong voice on the other side. they've got more than 4 million members and a powerful lobbying arm in washington. plus, guns are big business. you might be wondering how big. here's our christine romans. >> this is an incredibly profitable industry. background checks, that's one barometer for sales. those background checks have doubled over the past decade. as the economy has stagnated, gun sales have soared. more gun retailers than there are supermarkets and mcdonald's. profits expected to reach nearly $1 billion this year. smith and wesson, brought in $250 million in profit last year. a fast growing part of the country, high capacity magazines for ammunition. gun shops report a surge in gun demand after newtown. why? becau
new york city. caller: obama was quite intelligent on that first debate because he let romney state his entire case. most people cannot remember that many facts and it must have given obama a chance to check off the facts. he josh credibility just by appearing on the stage, so for going word for word it just up to the answer -- upped the ante. he let the press do his talking about a 47% for the rest of the week. he let the press carry aloft for him. host: glenn thrush. guest: they should have hired you to do these been. i'm from new york and i used to play in the schoolyard. there was no intention for it to go down that way. the stock out the words was just -- the staff was ashen faced. they did not know it at the time. host: stuart stevens loved the idea of having an american icon as a warm-up act. they had been assured that clint eastwood would more or less played by their rules but they had not enforced any discipline. he delivered a bizarre rambling lecture to an empty chair that became an instant you to classic and not in a good way. guest: he and the campaign manager for ronny
in the midwest and rockies. 27 in fargo. 37 in the twin cities. >> i like your fargo accent. >> it was bad. >>> even though it's now 12-13, we can't get enough of this 12-12-12 stuff from yesterday. so that is why this is our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." takes us to a sixth grade classroom in rural central wisconsin where three classmates celebrated their, yeah, 12th birthday on 12-12-12. >> abby and gabby and simon marked their big day sharing cupcakes with juice with all their family and friends. everyone was showing their green bay packer spirit. not only was it 12-12-12, it was also aaron rodgers day in wisconsin. he wears number 12, so there you have it. all about aaron rodgers. >> it was a cool date, though. and we will not live to see the next repetitive date, 1-1-2101, 88 years away. so it's good we got one under our belt. because we'll be in another place, a better place. >> who knows, you might be living. >> nothing in my gene pool suggests that. >>> coming up, britney spears is number one on a brand-new list. >> and a new top for new york's number one landmark. a cons
for the senate, a nurse who worked in cambridge, minnesota, a town north of the twin cities, she came to me and she told me that in the hospital she worked in, very often they would admit a senior who was very sick and the doctors would treat this senior and get them back on their feet and send them out, send them home with their prescriptions. and as this started, they would call the drugstore, the pharmacy a few days later, a week later, and say, "is mrs. johnson, has she filled these prescriptions?" and the pharmacist would say, "no." because she was in her doughnut hole. well, a couple weeks later, mrs. johnson would be back in the hospital. how wasteful is that? how -- why? why is that -- that costs a tremendous amount of money to our system. this is saving money. this is health care reform. this is medicare reform. it's improving people's health and saving money at the same time. so we have increased benefits, we've extended the life of medicare. that was done as part of health care reform. that is medicare reform. now, in the election, we had a discussion about this. there were a lot
than the shootings on the streets of chicago, my hometown of east st. louis and so many other cities. sadly, it will take more than 27 victims including 20 children a at sandy hook grade school in connecticut. what it will take is a majority of americans and a majority of thoughtful gun owners and hunters to agr that there must be a reasonable limit on gun ownership an weapons. the supreme court acknowledged that the second amendment rights are not absolute, so can we come together and agree that americans have the right to own and use firearms for sport and self-defense with certain limits? we must institute reasonable commonsense limits such as barring those with a history of mental instability, those with a history of violent crime and subject to restraining orders and those whose 2345eu78s have already been placed on a terrorist watch list. they shouldn't own guns. and those straw purchasers who are fencing for drug gangs and other criminal thugs? how about the gun dealers who look the other way when they come to buy those weapons? we have to deal with them realistically and firm
from benghazi city. we're keen to attend near tripoli and to work actually closely with senior members of militias. this is the first time ever that we call for an international dialogue creating a venue, platform where all parts of libyan society will meet and discuss the challenges we're facing. it all has to do with creating an efficient judiciary system as well as a security system. >> sure. it sounds very encouraging. i know that's very significant for you. the consulate, the u.s. consulate that was attacked in benghazi, there are many libyans who took to the streets afterwards voicing support for the united states and the presence of the united states. do libyans still support the united states now? have their feelings changed about the role that americans have played? >> yes. actually, this was always there, and we've seen it ever since the liberation where hillary clinton and even president and condemn ran when they were in benghazi welcomed in the square. this was like a catalyst moment in the history when we came together for common values, democracy, and peace. so this kind
in the city. >> details. >> will it ever? >> it will. in fact, you know what? there is a chance that new york city just a little strip maybe even towards boston a little snow christmas eve night into christmas morning. not a major snow but a little bit of snow that will put people in the mood. better chance for a bigger snow he though wednesday and thursday. a couple days after that take a look at that put up the graphics. show you this little storm. there is cold air that will be in place boy monday across the northern plains. move forward into tuesday. and that cold air that's represented in the blue dives down towards the south. that green that is precipitation. your snow nice as long as you don't need to get out on the roads. move forwards to wednesday that storm strengthens and pulls out ohio valley and northeast. the exact track of the storm still too early to say. at this point models are being a little more consistent and looking like we could be dealing with a significant snow again across the ohio valley and into the northeast wednesday and thursday. here you go. here is today thoug
, they got aggressive. it was before staying your ground was passed. they banned cities. they got aggressive really quickly. they are still more aggressive than the other side. >> i truly believe, i still believe the vast majority of americans across all affiliations are reasonable people. the tragedy in newtown wasn't a true game changer. on my way down here, i saw the new edition, people magazine that has the faces of all those kids on the cover. as time goes on, parents will write a book about their experience. we come to know more about their children. it's not going to go away. it touched such a nerve with people, they are against something that is very different from the past where they could die down and go back to business as usual. i think this is something that touches on every parent's worst nightmare. it's not going to go away. with the strategy, the game is different now. >> i want to reiterate that wayne lapierre introduced an idea that there would be a mental health data base. to anybody. i will say myself, i have suffered from depression. i think many people have in their liv
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